May 24

1:30 p.m.
Registration and welcome coffee

Doors open to the Westin workshop room at this time. If you haven’t already picked up your badge and registration credentials for World Congress, please do so now – and network with peers with a welcome coffee.

2:00 p.m.
Welcome and introductions

How to bring newsrooms into the business of news is the focus of this half-day workshop curated by Newsroom Initiative Lead Peter Bale.

2:05 p.m.
Executive briefing on how to bring newsrooms into the business of news

Distilling key learnings from the INMA Newsroom Initiative, learn how newsrooms should be organised to work with product, data, and audience. Learn how to gain, regain, and measure trust. And learn how newsrooms can most effectively support subscription, advertising, and other business models.

Newsroom Initiative Lead, INMA, New Zealand

Peter Bale

2:25 p.m.
How to build personal and organisational strength in newsrooms

How can you build strength in the newsroom? As a leader of news teams serving the world’s leading news site and broadcasting network, Rachel explains her personal commitment to lifelong learning and how that feeds into her leadership style.

SVP of Global News, CNN Digital, United States

Rachel Smolkin

2:55 p.m.
Managing the news cycle in newsrooms and across the globe

What lessons can a global organisation like Reuters share on issues all news organisations face from inflation, to misinformation, cybersecurity, and even employment law. In this session Reuters Global General Manager Richard Baum talks about the threats and opportunities he sees.

Global General Manager, Reuters, United States

Richard Baum

3:25 p.m.
Managing through crises

Create stronger newsrooms and sustainable media organisations through crisis management. Hear stories from the frontline of change and how to cope with sudden shocks. What can news organisations learn from the experiences of travel news site Skift which had a near-death experience from the pandemic only to emerge stronger?

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Skift, United States

Rafat Ali

3:55 p.m.
How editors learn from mistakes (as well as successes)

To wrap up today’s workshop, hear from newsroom leaders – our speakers and our audience – about how they learn from mistakes as well as successes. Get your questions ready for this great team of experienced and imaginative colleagues.

4:50 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
What you need to know next about INMA’s Newsroom Initiative

INMA will summarise the workshop and discuss where the Newsroom Initiative goes next to help you face your challenges and give you the tools and ideas you need for success.

7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Join us tonight: Welcome Reception at Tavern On the Green

Be welcomed to World Congress Week in style tonight with the Welcome Reception at Central Park’s iconic Tavern On the Green. Come early and stay late in this landmark restaurant originally designed as a sheep house that has served locals, presidents, royalty, artists, and actors since 1934. Re-connect with INMA peers from around the world and punctuate the evening with live entertainment. Attire is business casual. You will need your INMA badge for security upon entrance at Tavern On the Green.

Tavern On the Green
West 67th Street (Central Park)


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